‘Once upon a time, O my Best Beloved …’
So begins this classic collection of gloriously fanciful tales of how things in the world came to be as they are.
Rudyard Kipling first entertained his own children with these delightful, warm and humorous stories, which he later wrote down for publication in 1902. Conjuring up distant lands and exotic jungles, they are bewitching for both children and adults, In this sumptuous volume, which includes the often-missing thirteenth story, ‘The Tabu Tale’.
‘This was the first book I truly loved and I still marvel at the inventiveness of Rudyard Kipling. In this irresistible edition, the characters come to life at the hand of Ingpen – just as my mother’s voice brought them to life when she read them to me.’
70 full colour illustrations
7 language editions world wide